A day after, his Facebook post has already reached not just 50 but more than 400,000 likes and over 200,000 shares.
Benjamin shared with STUFF.CO.NZ “I checked it this morning and was just like ‘Wow’. I started crying I couldn’t believe it,” .
There’s no doubt that people around the world love what he’s doing.
Because of the amazing and overwhelming support from netizens and the people behind his project, Benjamin has successfully “inked” the children at Starship Children’s Health in Auckland, New Zealand.
According to him, “It’s just the confidence they get – especially the boys they walk round so proud. You put art on them and they’re just so excited as they can choose their own designs.”
“The kids are so amazed. As soon as they get the tattoo it boosts their confidence.
“The only bad thing is that they don’t want to take a shower afterwards,” Benjamin later disclosed with TVNZ.
Each design takes roughly nine minutes to complete using a stencil and spraying it free-hand.
He, furthermore, revealed on TVNZ that the venture started after his stepson, who he used to airbrush, passed away at the age of seven, two years ago.
After years and years of decorating stunning designs on cars and houses, the 25-year old NZ artist found a new masterpiece. Over the past two years, he has been doing airbrush tattoo designs on quite a number of children.
And, in every artist is a history behind their talent and incomparable artwork.
“I’ve been drawing my whole life. When I was two years old I had quite a bad burn on my hand and had a skin graft with my bum skin on my hand. I had a big complex about it. I was teased every day at school and so I would draw over my hand and up my sleeve. I just got better and better, eventually I had a line up of people wanting me to draw on them, I was doing deals with kids swapping cards and marbles,” Benjamin said.
Now, he’s looking forward to see hope and joy throughout the world.
“After the recent exposure on Social Media & News, I Benjamin Lloyd have been inspired to now travel the world & donate my talent to create smiles to those in need. Anything from spraying airbrush tattoos to painting murals on walls, all proceeds will go towards my travel costs and supplies to paint this world a better place. My biggest expense is time so I just need to survive while i endeavour my goal so I am so grateful for any donation.”
To help Benjamin fulfil his aspiration, you can visit https://www.youcaring.com/benjamin-lloyd-art-collection-576958.
Also, check out his Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/BenjaminLloydCollection/
His art, his passion, his big heart is making the children smile and giving them a reason to fight against their illness.
“You say it, I’ll spray it.” – Benjamin Lloyd